Marqués de Riscal reserves are basically made from grapes from Tempranillo vines planted before the 70s, located in the best calcareous clay soils of the Rioja Alavesa. Awards: Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015
This variety supports well aging in wood and aging in the bottle thanks to its good acid balance and fine tannin. Graciano and Mazuelo varieties, whose percentage in the mixture does not exceed 10%, provide freshness and liveliness of color.
The fermentation is carried out at a controlled temperature of 26ºC with a maceration time that does not exceed 12 days. The reserves of Riscal remain approximately two years in American oak barrels, configuring a wine that fits within the canons of Riojan classicism, fresh, fine, elegant and with great aging potential. Before going to market it has a minimum period of refinement in the bottle of one year.
Cherry colored wine quite covered. Balsamic and spicy aroma of great complexity, with notes of ripe black fruits and lightly toasted. In the mouth it has a good structure, it is tasty, dense and with round and elegant tannins. The finish is long and fresh, with a slight memory of oak
Harmony: This wine paired well with ham, not very cured cheeses, stews with not very spicy sauces, cooked or stewed legumes, poultry, red meats, grilled meats and roasts.
Service temperature: between 16º and 18ºC